Processing time may take between 1 day and 3 months, depending on your citizenship.
At least 1 month is the average processing time if you are a citizen from :
Please provide us with the ORIGINAL + 1 COPY of each document including passeport and relevant pages.
THE VISA SECTION DOES NOT MAKE ANY COPIES.
You must bring your documents and the required copies otherwise your visa will automatically be denied
We only accept residents from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Southern California and Southern Nevada. Please note you will have to show us a driver license from one of these states (for students : driver license or student ID from school located in one of these states).
Original passport (+ ONE COPY of the identity pages)
One application form filled out completely and signed by the applicant.
Original "CONVENTION D’ACCUEIL" (equivalent of a work contract) provided and stamped by your host and stamped by the Prefecture. (+ 2 COPIES)
If you are not a U.S citizen: residency card or valid visa to the United States, I-20, IAP66, advanced parole or any other pertinent documents showing that you may reenter the U.S. (+ ONE COPY)
If you want your passport to be sent back to you, please bring:
The consular administration has full authority to evaluate and request more documents than those submitted by the applicant.
Please be aware that submitting the aforementioned documents does not guarantee the approval of the visa.
Please note that holders of Schengen visas are still subject to immigration control upon first entry into a Schengen country. The visa itself does not grant the right to enter the Schengen space.
All applicants must apply in person and must make an appointment on our website. Personal appearance is mandatory.
We regret that at this time we do not accept appointments over the phone or via email.
One appointment = one person (for instance, family of four must take four appointments)
One appointment per person only: due to the high number of applicants, the French Consulate reserves the right to cancel appointments made by the same person on the same day (or even on two different dates).
WARNING: To use the system, the following configuration is required :
CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE VISA SECTION